November 17, 2020
***POSTPONED due to Bubble Closure*** Cape Breton Fiddler BRAD REID and Band ‘NEW Scotland’ album release. With Shane Pendergast opening act.
November 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Cape Breton-style fiddler Brad Reid celebrates the release of his NEW Scotland album (recorded at Joel Plaskett’s New Scotland Yard studio, natch) with a full band show.
Joining Brad will be Jesse Périard on guitar (10 Strings and a Goat Skin), Jamie Gatti on double bass (Barra MacNeils) and Tom Roach on percussion (Natalie MacMaster).
Tickets available now at the bar, or call 902-892-5200 to reserve and pick up. $20. Doors at 6:30pm. Show at 7:30pm upstairs in The Pourhouse.
Brad Reid’s boot stomps as his fiddle sounds its Cape Breton heritage. It’s a high-top leather boot he bought touring Russia with Cirque du Soleil, where he played clarinet, sax, and guitar — while skating. Reid thought he’d landed his dream job — good pay, challenging music, travelling the world.
Yet after shows, he searched every town for fiddle sessions for jamming. Despite language, cultural, and stylistic differences, Reid always found a sense of “home” when playing the fiddle — connecting deeply with other musicians, audiences, and his own creativity in ways other instruments didn’t allow. And so Brad Reid decided to tell his own musical stories, built on a foundation of Cape Breton fiddle and a suitcase full of musical influences from across the world.
PEI folk singer Shane Pendergast is keeping the Maritime folk music tradition alive, writing folk tunes about the Maritimes; be it historical songs, made-up tales, or tunes inspired by his own experiences.https://www.shanependergast.com/